Thursday, November 29, 2007

Ferrari considering twin-turbo V8 for next Enzo




Ferrari is looking to decrease its carbon footprint by 40% in time for stringent new European CO2 laws that come into effect in 2012, and even the Enzo replacement could receive a downsizing. We broke the news a couple months back about Ferrari looking into a twin-turbo V8 to replace the Enzo's 6.0L V12 powerplant, and Ferrari technical director Robert Fedeli told AutoWeek that the Italian automaker is developing both a V8 and a V12 to cover its exotic options.
The Italian automaker states that it is not interested in advancing the power wars, and that driving dynamics will take precedence over brute force. If our sources were right about the new force-fed V8 pumping 900 horses at the drivetrain, then we would be all for a four-cylinder diet for the top-end Ferrari. If Ferrari manages to keep the weight to 2,200 lbs. using technology hinted at with the FXX Mille Chile concept, then even the vaunted Veyron could have more competition than it can handle. Lets just hope featherlight weight and 900 HP comes with driving lessons, because otherwise we'll be doing a lot more Ferrari crash posts come 2012.

A-Star, a new compact car by Maruti



Maruti said a brand new concept car, A-Star, a new compact car, will be displayed at the ninth edition of Auto Expo in January 2008.
The showcasing at the Auto Expo, A-Star will join the elite club of concept cars displayed for the first time in India. Tata Motor's Indica was first displayed at the Auto Expo in January 1998 and hit the market a year later, witnessing a recording booking of over 100,000 units in the first couple of weeks of its launch.
"With a 5-year capital investment of $ 2.2 billion in a new car plant, a diesel engine manufacturing unit, a new engine series and new models, Maruti Suzuki is emerging as a global manufacturing hub for Suzuki operations worldwide. The next level of commitment will be evident in R & D, with a vision to make Maruti Suzuki the R & D hub for automobiles in Asia. Concept A-Star is a decisive step forward in that direction," a statement from Maruti Udyog said.
A-Star has been developed by Maruti Udyog and its Japanese parent, Suzuki Motor Corporation for the global markets. After making its debut showcase at the New Delhi Auto Expo, Star-A is expected to make the rounds in all major expos across the world, the company statement added.
The Concept A-Star is, in fact, the precursor to Maruti Suzuki's global compact car that will be launched in the future.
The global compact car will be manufactured in Maruti Suzuki's new plant in Manesar for export to Europe. This model will also be precursor to the export model that company will ship out with the Nissan badge starting from 2009-10 fiscal.
In 2006, Nissan and Suzuki had signed and agreement which would see Maruti delivering 50,000 units of a compact car model to select markets for Nissan in Europe.
A Maruti spokesperson clarified that the deal with Nissan was for a single export order of 50,000 units and it not necessarily an annual export commitment, though repeat orders from Nissan has not been completely ruled out.
The 100,000 units of A-Star will also be exported with the Suzuki badge, while 50,000 units is slated for the domestic market that will carry the Maruti badge.
Apart from A-Star, Maruti is also expected to launch another compact car Splash around 2009-

Answer to - Guess the Area


Scroll down to view all the pictures.

If you see the below picture..you can see a reflection...thats because I was in a train when I took these pictures.
Watch the next picture as the train passed by ...its a parking lot.


The area is in New York ...the big apple.
Exact location getting to JFK International Airport .
It doesnt look any different that India ...or Moosi or Karimnagar or 48th Street...does it ?

You are not missing out on anything ....if you are not in New York .

Its just funny ...I couldnt believe my eyes when I saw this place ...I pulled my camera out and had to take pictures.

Still cant understand why the world is so Crazy about New York ?

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Top 100 Most Beautiful women In India according to Femina.



Deepika Padukone Model Born : 1986 Rank: 1 Deepika Padukone, daughter of celebrated badminton player Prakash Padukone, is one of the most preferred models in India. Born in Mumbai and brought up in Bangalore, this trained Bharatanatyam dancer has always been attracted to the glamour world. Deepika started modelling as a child, doing TV and print campaigns for several brands but discontinued later to concentrate on studies. She was a state-level badminton player while in school. This svelte beauty has appeared in commercials like Liril, Close-up, Limca etc and has taken the glamour world by storm with her angelic visage, unguarded manner, naturally athletic body and disarming dimpled smile. She featured in Kingfisher Calender 2006, won the Society Young Achievers' Award 2004 and Model of the Year Award 2005 at the Lakme India Fashion Week. The stunning 5' 9" girl made her showbiz debut with Himesh Reshammiya's music album 'Aap Ka Suroor'.

Rank 2 Amrita Rao Model, Actress Born : 17th June, 1981

Dia Mirza Model, Actress Born : 9th December, 1981 Rank: 3


Dia Mirza alias Diya Mirza, Miss Femina India-Asia Pacific 2000 from Hyderabad, made her debut with the film 'Rehana Hai Tere Dil Mein' (2001). Born to a German father and a Bengali mother, this light-eyed beauty is very talented and hardworking.


Shriya Saran Actress Born : 11th September, 1982 Rank: 6




The south Indian actress Shriya Saran intruded into the hearts of millions of youth with her luring eyes and glamorous looks. She was born in Haridwar and brought up in Delhi. This talented Kathak dancer cum model did some music albums and ads which paved her way into film industry. Charming Shriya known for her beautiful smile debuted with the Telugu film 'Ishtam' (2001) and has paired with all the top heroes. She became equally popular in Tamil films and her first Bollywood film was 'Thoda Tum Badlo Thoda Hum' (2004). This pretty girl who never dreamt of being in tinsel town, has created a niche for herself within a short span of time.


Kajol Actress Born : 5th August, 1975 Rank: 7


Meera Jasmin Actress Born : 15th February, 1984 Rank: 8

Meera Jasmin alias Jasmin Mary Joseph, one of the most talented actress of the Malayalam film industry debuted in the film 'Soothradharan' (2001). The chirpy actress with simple, but attractive looks and a huge amount of talent is an asset to the movie industry. Born in Thiruvalla, Meera has carved a name for herself in Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu movies. Acting comes naturally to her and with her sweet, beautiful smile and sterling performance, she has assured a place in the hearts of south Indian cinema goers.



Aishwarya Rai Actress, Model Born : 1st November,1973 Rank: 12


Aishwarya Rai, the stunning beauty from Mangalore (Karnataka) in India, shot into fame when she was crowned the Miss World 1994. Rani Mukherjee Actress Born : 21st March, 1978 Rank: 15 The Bengali damsel Rani Mukherjee with her gifted acting talent is one among the most successful actresses in Bollywood.



Preity Zinta Actress, Model Born : 31st January, 1974 Rank: 17 Charming and attractive Preity Zinta began her career as a model, television anchor and later as a commercial actress. Her dimpled smile and expressions in the Lyril ad, won her the hearts of millions and attracted the film fraternity.



Bipasha Basu Actress, Model Born : 5th May, 1979 Rank: 18

The silver screen sensation, Bipasha Basu came into the limelight when she won the Famous Ford Supermodels Contest.


Katrina Kaif Actress, Model Born : 16th July, 1984 Rank: 21

Katrina Kaif, the model with a captivating look and voluptuous figure was born to a Kashmiri father and English mother. Brought up in London, she shifted to Mumbai to take acting as a full-fledged

Priyanka Chopra Actress, Model Born : 18th July, 1982

Rank: 22 Priyanka Chopra, Miss World 2000 made her debut in Bollywood films with 'The Hero'. Born in Jamshedpur, the extremely beautiful, sensuous, hot model-cum-actress has achieved a lot in a short time. She is the only Indian in USA to have been selected at state level for the National opus Honour choir. Priyanka with large twinkling eyes and captivating smile, is a genuine, selfless, down to earth, warm and loving personality


Sameera Reddy Actress Born : 14th December, 1975 Rank: 23

Hot and sizzling Sameera Reddy, who featured in Pankaj Udhas music video 'Ahista', started modelling as a gateway to the tinsel world. Youngest and the most pampered of the Reddy sisters, popular VJ's Meghna and Sushma, she debuted with the film 'Maine Dil Tujhko Diya' (2002) and has come a long way from a simple actress to a **x symbol of Bollywood



Asin Model, Actress Born : 26th October, 1985 Rank: 30



Asin alias Asin Thottumkal, the talented actress cum model, is an upcoming heroine in the Tamil film industry. Before entering into films, she was a part-time model and businesswoman. This angelic charisma started modeling at the age of 14 and is trained in Bharatnatyam and folk dance.
Lara Dutta Actress, Model Born : 16th April, 1978 Rank: 32


Lara Dutta, the model-turned-actress, was born in Ghaziabad. Before becoming Miss Universe 2000, she was a leading fashion and print model. She has appeared in several ads and debuted in the super hit movie Andaz (2003). The suave, smart and sexy actress is high spirited and very adventurous by nature. This trained Bharatnatyam dancer loves to spend time by reading autobiographies


Amisha Patel Actress Born : 9th June, 1979 Rank: 37

Gorgeous Amisha with twinkling eyes, effervescent smile and long lavish hair started her film career with 'Kaho Naa Pyar Hai' (2000). Born in Mumbai, this trained Indian classical dancer after completing her schooling, left for the US to pursue biotech engineering. The brilliant girl won a gold-medal in Economics from the State University of Boston, worked for a finance company and did some modelling in between


Shilpa Shetty Actress Born : 8th June, 1975 Rank: 49

Model turned actress Shilpa Shetty, born to model parents Surendra Shetty and Sunanda Shetty, made her acting debut with the film 'Gaata Rahe Mera Dil'. But the film got stalled and the tall lass from Tamil Nadu was offered a role in 'Baazigar' (1993). Though most of her films were flops, Shilpa achieved a hot spot in Bollywood with the song 'Churake Dil Mera' in 'Main Khiladi Tu Anari' (1994). Shilpa has worked in a couple of films in Telugu, Kannada and Tamil. The sizzling starlet, mesmerized the audience with her devastating, unconventional looks, flexible dancing and stunning figure

Jyothika Actress Born : 18th October, 1978 Rank: 51

Jyothika Sadanha, one of the top actress of Tamil film industry, is the daughter of producer Chander Sadanha and sister of actress Nagma. Though she debuted with the Bollywood film 'Doli Sajake Rakhna' (1998), the chubby actress from the North, made it big in the Southern film industry. She was introduced as a supporting actress in the super hit Tamil film 'Vaalee' (1999) for which she received the Best Newcomer Award. With her expressive eyes, body language and spontaneous acting, this Punjabi girl became the heart throb of millions of South Indians. Awards credited to this talented actress includes Tamil Nadu Government Best Actress Award, Dinakaran Best Actress award etc.

Nayanthara Actress 5th August, 1987 Rank: 60


Nayathara entered the tinsel world debuting in the Malayalam film 'Manassinakkare' (2003). The Kerala-born Christian girl from Tiruvalla, whose real name is Diana Kurien, was doing her Chartered accountancy when films beckoned her. Her striking appearance and acting talent was appreciated by the Kerala audience.

Laya Actress Born : 21st October Rank: 61
The leading Telugu heroine, Laya made a momentous entry into the tinsel world with the film 'Swayamvaram' (1999) while doing her intermediate. She shot into fame within a short span of time and carved a niche for herself with her crisp and sterling performances, and inimitable style. Hailing from Vijaywada (Andhra Pradesh), now living in Hyderabad, the talented actress has appeared as a child artiste in the award-winning film 'Bhadram Koduko'.
Ayesha Takia Model, Actress Born : 10th April, 1986 Rank: 72

Ayesha Takia, model turned actress, always wanted to be in films. Born to a Gujarati father and half British and half Maharashtrian mother, she started doing ads at the tender age of four and has appeared has appeared in more than 60 commercials.

Shenaz Treasurywala Model, VJ, Actress Born : 29th June Rank: 80
Shenaz Treasurywala, model turned actress, started her career in MTV. This cute veejay featured in commercials like Gold Spot, Akai, Elle 18, Trigger Jeans, Philips etc and made her entry onto big screen with the film 'Ishq Vishk' (2003). She was born and brought up in a middle class Parsi family in Mumbai.


Trisha Actress, Model Born : 4th May, 1983 Rank: 81 Lovely Trisha Krishnan from Chennai started her career as a model. Crowned as Miss Chennai 2000, this gorgeous beauty has been a model for a couple of advertisements. She debuted in the film 'Lesa Lesa' but it was 'Mounam Pesiyathe' that was released first. Her stunning looks, light brown eyes and glorious smile, has established Trisha as one of the top South Indian actress. She is a talented ballet dancer and an expert swimmer.



Genelia D’Souza / Harini Model, Actress 5th August, 1987 Rank: 99


The Parker girl Genelia D'Souza is one of the most happening actress in Telugu Cinema. She got a vital break through the Fair & Lovely advertisement. Though she debuted with the film 'Tujhe Meri Kasam' (2003), the Mumbai-based girl got much recognition with the Tamil Film ' Boys' released the same year, which made waves in South India. After the success of the film, she was credited as Harini among the Tamil audiences. The cute actress stole the heart of millions of youngsters with her lovely limpid eyes and impish smile. When the film 'Satyam' (2003) became an unexpected hit, the pretty girl became a big name in the Telugu film industry as well and received best debut actress award for the same

Shayari

Mein ne hasab se kaha tumse mohabat hai mujhe

tum ne sarmaate hue iska javab mujko deya hai

lekin dele masha ye gaarat hojaaye is kadar zorh se dadhka ke mein kuch sun na saka
ja

Guess where this area is ?




Good luck !!!

Friday, November 23, 2007

View from my Home.

Towers of America. View of Downtown Manhattan and Hudson River


Our Community @night
Downtown NY Close up










Nice Place to Live .


My recent trip to India


Enjoy some of the pictures I have taken while I was in Hyderabad recently. Most of you were wondering how hyderabad is today ?





This was the weirdest Traffic Light I have ever seen. After red Light ...Orange Light comes and then Green Light.
Orange Light didnt stay for long ...so Couldnt get a picture of it... now its back to green again.
Regular Traffic Jams - Welcome to Hyd ...







I am still facinated by the traffic light - unusual phenomenon.
That day I was passing through the same light in a different direction and saw the below ...
See a traffic police sitting under the traffic light control box and controlling the light ...he's the one who's controlling the light .